Financial literacy series

A series of monthly posts designed to break down financial topics into bite-sized pieces

2023 Tax Documents

2023 year-end tax documentation availability dates

Distinguished Honors Awards Now Open

Nominate a deserving staff member through the university’s Distinguished Honor Awards, which open Feb. 5, 2024.

Knowledge is Power

WashU employees explore professional development opportunities and bettering our future as a collective team. 

Ask the UnitedHealthcare Nurse Advocate

Your health matters, even when you’re feeling well. A Primary Care Provider serves as an essential partner in maintaining your overall well-being.

Fall into Fitness

Step into a journey of well-being this fall.

Healthy planet, healthy people

Improve your well-being by learning and practicing eco-friendly activities that reduce your ecological footprint and conserve natural resources.

Resources to Support Employee Transitions

Set yourself up for success by utilizing the resources in place through Human Resources to best support yourself, whether as a new employee, if you’re transitioning into a new role or planning to retire soon. 

2022 Tax Documents

W-2s are available as of Jan. 31, 2023. Employees can access an electronic copy in Workday. Non-employees can also access in Workday or should hav received a mailed W-2 to the home address on file. 1095-C forms are available as of March 2, 2023, in Workday for employees who have consented to receive them electronically. […]

COVID-19 and End of Public Health Emergency

You may have heard or read that the federal government has announced that the Public Health Emergency (PHE) that has been in effect due to COVID-19 will end on May 11, 2023. What does this mean for participants in a WashU Medical Plan? Effective beginning May 12, 2023, the following changes will apply to all […]

Free Tree Seedlings

The Human Resource Well-Being Team is partnering with Sustainability and WashU Arboretum to hand out oak, pecan, and wahoo seedlings. You can request up to 3 seedlings. Pick up at Schnuck Pavilion on March 30 from 1:30pm to 4:00pm.

Wellness Tip | Screen time for kids

Parents might worry about how many hours their kids spend on their tablets, smartphones, or TV, but research has shown that the amount of time a kid spends on their screen may be less important than how dependent the child is on the screen. How do you know if your child is addicted to their […]

Support for International Disasters

WashU employees who been impacted by the recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria have resources available to them and eligible family members.

Let’s Celebrate Heart Health Month

In honor of National Heart Month, WashU’s employee Well-being Team is highlighting important steps and resources to help you take care of your heart. Eating healthier, exercising more and getting regular check-ups are key steps toward a healthy heart. In addition, reducing stress and considering our emotional connection to ourselves play a vital role in […]

University gets top score on Campus Pride Index

WashU earned five out of five stars on the Campus Pride Index, a tool run by the national nonprofit group Campus Pride that measures LGBTQ programs, policies and practices at 400 U.S. colleges and universities

Wellness Champion Fund Projects

WashU Wellness Champions are eligible to apply for start-up funds for projects that promote innovative, personalized solutions to their unique work group. HR’s Well-being team offers financial support to Wellness Champions who are in good standing and interested in start-up funds to address the wellness needs of their workgroup. Read about the Champion Fund Projects […]

Manager Memo: 2022 Flu Vaccine Information

This memo outlines important information regarding the influenza (flu) vaccination policy and employee compliance. The deadline to receive the vaccine and upload proof in ReadySet is 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. Per university policy, all WashU faculty, staff and trainees in a hybrid or on-site position at a School of Medicine location must receive this year’s influenza vaccine. […]

How to Make Holidays Kid-Friendly

Help kids rise to the occasion, and don’t aim too high. Caroline Miller, Child Mind Institute Let’s acknowledge that the holidays can be stressful for many people for varying reasons, and this includes parents and children. Why are the holidays so fraught? Because expectations are heightened, and holidays can feel like a test of how […]

Improving Your Credit Score

A series of financial security tips Your FICO score is a credit scoring technique used to evaluate applicants for almost any type of loan. Each of the three major credit-reporting agencies evaluates these factors and determines your credit score; therefore, you may have three different scores. FICO scores range from 300 to 850, with a […]

Establishing Credit

A series of financial security tips One pillar of financial society is built on the idea of credit: student loans, credit cards, home mortgages, and other kinds of financing arrangements that allow us to spend more than we may have readily available in cash. Understanding how to establish and maintain a healthy line of credit […]

Credit Security Freeze

a series of financial security tips With millions of identity theft cases reported each year, a security freeze can be a useful measure in preventing identity theft. While not for every consumer, the security freeze is considered the strongest measure one can take in protecting a credit file. How it Works A security freeze works […]

Preventing Credit Card & Identity Theft

A series of financial security tips Whether you have misplaced a credit card or had a purse or wallet stolen, the loss of personal identification and financial information can be a major concern. Knowing the right precautions to take can help safeguard your financial freedom and prevent devastating losses to your cash reserves and credit […]

Increase Your Energy with Morning Movement

A guide to energizing your fitness routine, by Meghann Feely, associate director of fitness & operations at sumers recreation center While it can be hard to find the time (or motivation) for movement, a good goal is to fit in at least 30 minutes of moderate activity each day, like brisk walking or cycling. More […]